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Flowers Through Concrete: Explorations in Soviet Hippieland

Juliane Fürst


Flowers through Concrete: Explorations in Soviet Hippieland does what the title promises. It takes readers on a journey into a world few knew existed: the lives and thoughts of Soviet hippies, who in the face of disapproval and repression created a version of Western counterculture, skilfully adapting, manipulating, and shaping it to their late socialist environment. This book is a quasi-guide into the underground hippieland, situating the world of hippies firmly in late Soviet reality and offering an unusual history of the last Soviet decades as well as a case study in the power of transnatio ... More

Keywords: Soviet Union, counterculture, late socialism, hippies, youth, globalization, drugs, rock music, psychiatry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198788324
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198788324.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juliane Fürst, author
Head of Department of Communism and Society, Leibniz Centre of Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam